Be a Tourist in Your Home Town(FLINT, Mich., June 16, 2014) – Grab your loud shirt, camera and sunscreen; it’s time to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown again! The Flint & Genesee Convention &Visitors Bureau will host the second annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” Saturday, July 19. This one-day event offers residents, and non-residents, an opportunity to see Flint & Genesee with new eyes.

Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, calls the “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” event an opportunity to rediscover what makes Flint & Genesee a great place to work, play and visit.

“It is not unusual for visitors to the region to ask what there is to see and do, but many residents have never experienced some of our most engaging attractions,” said Herman.  “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this chance to enjoy some of the richness our community has to offer in a one-day tour.”

For just $1 per person, “tourists” (participants) can purchase a Passport which allows them to visit and enjoy many different venues. The 2014 Be a Tourist event features many downtown Flint area attractions in addition to one of the Genesee County Parks.

Participating venues include: the Riverfront/Dorms, The Capitol Theater, Whaley Historic House Museum, The Flint Institute of Arts, The Whiting (backstage tours), Applewood Estate, Sloan Museum, Buick Gallery and more. New this year will be the Flint Farmer’s Market at their new downtown location, Durant-Dort Carriage Company, and For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum.

The Passport is also valid for discounts at many businesses and restaurants in downtown Flint’s Entertainment District. Complimentary transportation between attractions will be provided by Flint’s co-sponsor Mass Transportation Authority (MTA). Designated MTA “Tourist” buses will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“For Flint & Genesee residents, Be a Tourist allows them to experience one of Michigan’s most interesting cities as if for the first time,” said Cheryl DeFrain, Director of the CVB. “For non-residents, this is a great introduction to our region.”

To register or to see a complete list of venues, as well as the route visit Contact Brian Sullivan (810) 600-1404 or  for additional information.

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